If you have your own aircraft, feel free to use our airstrip, which is located only a short distance from the homestead campground. We can arrange for our team to pick you up from the airstrip. Please make sure you contact us in advance. See the “Airstrip” section further below for more details.
When flying to the Northern Territory you can hire a 4WD car from Darwin and make your way down to Lorella.
A few years ago we opened an airstrip, 800 meters long and located 4 kilometres north of the homestead main campground. This airstrip is still usable, however, not certified.
Now with new cabins in operation, meals and bar facilities, the beautiful Magical hot water spring and so many beautiful places to visit locally within a short distance of the main campground, a new airstrip is underway at a more convenient location near the homestead campground. We plan to have this airstrip operational later in the season.
|NAME OF AIRFIELD||Lorella Springs Homestead Airstrip|
|Latitude/Longitude:||15˚ 41’43.48”S 135˚ 39’02.96”E|
|Position in relation to town , radio navigation aid or other easily recognizable feature:||2km North of the Lorella Homestead Campground|
|How are the edges of the runway marked?||White drum markers|
|Direction of runway:||North North East|
|Length of smooth surface:||800 metres runway 1000 metres of clearway|
|Width of smooth surface:||50 metres|
|Nature of surface:||black soil, short grass and pea gravel|
|How affected by rain:||Unusable during wet season/ Dry season access only|
|Whereabouts of any rough or boggy patches:||Each end is sandy and can become boggy later in the year|
|Level, or is there a gradient?||Level|
|Altitude:||Slightly above sea level|
|Animals on strip:||There can be. Wise to run down first and check.|
|Obstructions (wires, trees, hills) close in on approach paths:||Creek tree line on each end for approach.|
|If necessary, how can the airfield be differentiated from others nearby:||Present Airstrip approx 2 km north of Homestead. DO NOT USE AIRSTRIP NEAR HOMESTEAD. It’s UNFINISHED.|
|Avgas availability:||Ring first|
|Phone near the strip (e.g. to cancel Search & Rescue Watch)?||No. Only at homestead 2 km away|
|Do Telstra Next-G mobile phones work on the ground?||No|
|Owner or manager’s name:||Rhett Walker|
|Contactable to verify serviceability etc?||Yes|
|Phone number:||(Station Homestead):08 89 759 917|
|Instructions for ground transport coming out from town to find the strip:||Check map|
The camp ground extends extensively with the creek meandering along the lush paperbark lined banks. There are acres of green grassy sites running down to the waters edge, so that you can select your own camp and relax to the gentle sounds of flowing water trickling past. Perhaps even fish out of your tent.